Michael & relatives - I am a historian researching an old house in Mission Hills area of San Diego, California, which connects with your family. The original lot owner from 1909 was Margaret Murdock Shaw Doty, widow of James Cloyd Doty. There is a stamp in the sidewalk that says "A.E. Doty 2-13", (probably Alonzo, a local politician)suggesting they put in the sidewalk to a neighboring house. Margaret's son was William Shaw Doty, (born 10-29-1892), who 40 years later developed a thriving law practice in Pittsburgh. We believe Margaret moved the family from San Diego back to Pennsylvania by 1921, as our next property deed by her was from Allegheny, Penn. In 1945, William published at least 4 wonderful weekly "recollections" in the San Diego Union of his childhood memories (See Feb 8, 1948 for example). If anyone knows more about the Doty San Diego connection, I'd love to hear from you.